Helpful CV Advice

At Redbox Teachers we are always looking for talented teachers and teaching assistants to join our professional teaching team. With a wide range of different schools in need of teaching assistants, supply teachers and full time teachers throughout London and the surrounding areas, having good staff on hand is more important than ever.

When it comes to applying for a job you want, it is crucial to have a good, well written CV that provides all the necessary information in a clear way that is easy for the interviewer to read. A good CV will not span more than one page, although in some cases a two page CV is accepted. When writing a good CV try to remember these three R’s


How relevant is your experience? Depending on the job you are applying for you may have had positions in which you had similar responsibilities. Likewise if you were responsible for any clubs that are relevant to the position you are applying for (for example if you managed an IT club and are applying for the position of an IT teaching assistant), whether for a school or university, this is useful to mention on your CV.


How recent is your experience? Try to only document your latest achievements and employments. If there is an extended period of time in which you were not employed, you need to state a good reason for this.


In a teaching position we are looking for someone who speaks good English and has a good comprehension of English and Maths. Qualifications are a good thing to list although exact grades are not always required.

Below is an example CV template which we believe provides a good indication of what employers look for in a good teaching assistant or supply teacher. Remember to tailor your CV to the position you are applying for, as the experience you have gained may not always be relevant to the job application!





Mobile No.


Personal Statement

(Write in first person and keep it short and sweet. Try not to use generic words so that you stand out from other people)


(Put your education from most recent to previous, and include the name of your school, qualification and result) E.g.

University of London

(2011 – 2014)

BA Education – 2:1

Professional Work History

(Put your most recent position to your previous; include the name of the organization, the dates you were there and your job title. Put a few bullet points explaining your role and how vital you were to the organization. AWLAYS USE PAST TENSES) E.g.

Primary School

(Sept 2013 – Dec 2013)

Teaching Assistant

  • Assisted the teacher to reach the objectives of the lesson
  • Prepared and guided children when doing activities


Voluntary Work

(Voluntary work will make you stand out so if you have done it then make sure you put it on your CV)

Additional Skills/Interests

(Include skills such as IT, software packages, teamwork, creativity etc)


(You will need two employer references from your most recent positions)

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